voracious[vô rā′s̸həs, və-]
- The definition of voracious is someone or something very greedy or eager.
An example of voracious is a person eating three servings more than anyone else at a dinner party.
- greedy in eating; devouring or eager to devour large quantities of food; ravenous; gluttonous
- very greedy or eager in some desire or pursuit; insatiable: a voracious reader
Origin of voraciousClassical Latin vorax (gen. voracis), greedy to devour ; from vorare, to devour ; from Indo-European base an unverified form gwer-, to devour, gorge from source Classical Greek bora, food (of carnivorous beasts), Classical Latin gurges, gorge
- Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food; ravenous.
- Having or marked by a strong desire for an activity or pursuit: a voracious reader.
Origin of voraciousFrom Latin vorāx, vorāc-, from vorāre, to swallow, devour.
- vo·rac′i·ty , vo·ra′cious·ness
(comparative more voracious, superlative most voracious)
From Latin vorāx, from vorō (“I devour”).